Evidence-based Programs Offered:
InSHAPE® (Self Health Action Plan for Empowerment) is a comprehensive program to improve the health and longevity of people experiencing mental illness. InSHAPE is a health promotion program providing individual and group-based fitness, nutrition, and habit coaching to adults with serious mental illness.
Nutrition and Exercise for Wellness and Recovery (NEW-R):
NEW-R helps people living with mental illnesses gain new knowledge and skills for healthier eating and physical activity. Participants examine their eating and exercise habits to identify what they’d most like to change, and set achievable goals each week to make these changes. NEW-R can help participants lose weight through nutritious meal planning, reduced portion sizes, and increased daily exercise. Peer support and intentionality are used to help participants on stay on-track.
Whole Health Action Management (WHAM):
10 week peer recovery specialist-led groups that work to support the development of self-management goals and skills, to achieve improved health and wellness for adults experiencing challenges with mental health and substance use.
Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP):
8 week, peer recovery specialist-led groups for adults experiencing challenges with mental health and substance use, to support the development of personalized self-management and recovery systems by incorporating wellness tools and strategies.
Wellness Case Management:
Community Partners Needed!
Through these programs, clients have support in accessing and building sustainable relationships with an array of community resources, including the Department of Parks and Recreation facilities, several local grocery stores, Arlington Public Schools pools, Capital Bikeshare, Phoenix Bikes, Potomac River Running, Virginia Hospital Center, and others. We are always looking for new community partners and creative ways to support our clients’ ongoing success in living healthy, active lives.
To learn more about Arlington’s Healthy Living Program contact:
If this is an emergency, please call Emergency Services now at 703-228-5160,